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Ms. Gilmore from Atlanta GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seeing Myself Within Text: Culturally Relevant Literature

Help me give my students books to create a culturally responsive and relative library.

  • $396 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When students walk into our classrooms every day, they know that they are in a safe place. As a result of this space, hardships are pushed to the side and the eagerness to learn prevails.

Making connections between academics and life experiences is at the forefront of teaching and student learning.

Every student that steps foot in the building has a zeal for learning. We are an IB school and do a lot of project based learning. As a result, content is meaningful and comes to life for our students. We incorporate a variety of learning strategies to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are and that they thrive within the district.

My Project

Unfortunately, we often see classroom libraries that group diverse books into categories that isolate or limit their use. Simply having a book bin labeled “cultures from around the world” or “black history month books” does not mean that a library is culturally responsive.

I want my students to think critically by providing books that reflect their diversity, backgrounds, and the communities in which we live, while exposing them to new ideas and concepts.

By providing students with this kind of literature, I am giving them the power to connect cultural knowledge, prior experiences, and performance styles to academic knowledge and intellectual tools in ways that legitimize what students already know.

Ms. Gilmore
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters : An African Tale • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
The Ghanaian Goldilocks • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Tallulah The Tooth Fairy CEO • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Hansel and Gretel • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
Blackout • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
La Princesa and the Pea • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
Beautiful • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Mary Had a Little Glam • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Brave • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Curlilocks and the Big Bad Hairbrush • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
I'm a Pretty Little Black Girl! (I'm a Girl! Collection) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Rapunzel (Once Upon a World) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Brothers of the Knight (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Princess and the Pea • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$282.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$336.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.35

Total project goal

$395.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$395.69

3 Donors

-$391.28

Donations toward project cost

-$336.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.94

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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